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Need to plan a kid's birthday party? Unwrap all the details on where to have a great birthday party in Dallas-Fort Worth, including zoos, museums, and more.
Texas summers are hot and water parks are a great way to chill. Most parks open in May and remain open until Labor Day weekend.
Whether you're in the mood for a Prime Steak, vegetarian or Diver Sea Scallops, here are some of the best five-star restaurants in DFW.
There are lots of fun things to do in August 2014 in DFW.
DFW celebrates July 4th in a big way -- as only Texans can. There are many places to attend festivals, celebrate and watch fabulous fireworks displays. Addison's Kaboom Town! is one of the best fireworks shows in the nation.
For a really big screen experience, check out an IMAX theatre. The screen is so wide and so high that you will feel you are inside the film, but the size of the image does not diminish the quality. IMAX films come in all varieties, from museum-quality documentaries to the latest Hollywood blockbusters.
From state-infused Tex-Mex style to authentic family recipes, there’s a taco for every palate. Here are the ten best tacos in Dallas.
When it's 110 degrees in August, what tastes better than an icy margarita? Here's a guide to the ten best margaritas throughout DFW.
Many restaurants in DFW offer brunch on the weekends, including buffets and bottomless mimosas. Here is a guide to the restaurants you should try.
Everman Independent School District is located to the southeast of Fort Worth. More than 4,200 students attend Everman schools.
Dallas-Fort Worth is a shopping mecca for formal wear, including dresses for prom, formal dances, and quinceaneras.
Cupcakes are quite possibly the perfect dessert. They're great for parties and the perfect little sugar fix. Here are the best cupcakes Dallas has to offer.
Grapevine Mills Mall is just north of the DFW airport. A popular shopping destination for locals and tourists, the mall has food, entertainment, and organized activities like MallWalkers and a kids' club.
Crowley Independent School District, located south of Fort Worth, has nearly 15,000 students. It serves the cities of Crowley, Edgecliff Park, and a portion of Fort Worth.
More than six million people live in the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex and more than forty school districts serve the areas in and around Dallas and Fort Worth.
Ready to get your Irish on? DFW has many great Irish pubs and restaurants where you can celebrate St. Patrick's Day or any day. Sláinte!
Dallas has museums with world-class art, in-depth history, and unique exhibits. These are some of the free museums in the Metroplex.
The State Fair of Texas offers several different discounts and deals -- some benefit the North Texas Food Bank. You can feel good about saving money and helping a worthy cause at the same time.
The temperatures are beginning to cool down and there are many great activities in September including concerts, football games and the State Fair of Texas.
There are lots of concerts and events taking place in DFW in July 2014. Here are just a few great events.
The city of Plano has five public pools. Some are open year-round. Some have water slides and play areas.
The 2014 Spring Thoroughbred Season kicks off on April 10 at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie.
Children attending school in Texas are required to have been vaccinated for nine communicable diseases before entering grades kindergarten through twelfth. Children attending day care in Texas must also be vaccinated for three more communicable diseases.
There are 12 Dallas Cowboys enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. The list includes 10 players, Head Coach Tom Landry, and Dallas Cowboys President/General Manager Tex Schramm.
Seasons 52 is a fresh grill and wine bar restaurant that incorporates ingredients and menu items that are indigenous to Texas. Seasons 52 boasts 63 wines by-the-glass and nothing on the menu over 475 calories.
The Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex seemingly has malls tucked in every corner. Discover shopping centers in the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area.
The Dallas Mavericks beat the LA Lakers in LA tonight 93-81 in game 2 of the NBA playoffs, second round.
There are some great foods at the State Fair of Texas. Yes, many of them are fried. Here are my top picks.
Some summer camps are educational, some are athletic and some are just plain fun. Here is a list of every summer camp in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
When was JFK shot? What time was Lee Harvey Oswald arrested? The events of the JFK assassination happened quickly on Nov 22, 1963. Here is a brief timeline touching on the major points of the day and those following.
Jerry Jones wants you to have a good time tailgating at Cowboys Stadium -- but there are some rules you must follow.
DFW has many great places to enjoy a frozen treat and beat the Texas heat.
Wow is it hot. But we have some cool festivals and events in DFW!
Need a break from shopping, baking and mailing holiday cards,create some new traditions with family and friends at DFW’s favorite holiday-themed entertainment venues. The metroplex has many holiday events that will be fun for the entire family. Take some time out of your hectic schedule to have a little holiday fun.
The Cheesecake Factory serves up some delicious new menu items including cocktails, appetizers, salads and of course the Oreo Dream Extreme Cheesecake. Mmm.
Arlington has many great swimming pools.
Knitting boutiques are as unique as their owners. While most will carry a good selection of high-end yarns and patterns, the precise stock will vary according to the owners' likes as well as the likes and interests of their customers. The social aspect of knitting is another important consideration when choosing a store. All these knitteries have classes and other gatherings.
Tis the season to shop for holiday decorations for your home. Here are several stores that offer artificial Christmas trees, tree stands, prelit trees, wreaths, beautiful decorations and holiday home decor.
The Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex has five professional baseball teams. The Texas Rangers, a Major League team, play at the Ballpark at Arlington. The Frisco Roughriders, affiliate to the Texas Rangers, play at the Dr. Pepper Ballpark in Frisco. The Fort Worth Cats play at historic LaGrave Field and the Tarrant Blue Thunder play at Crosstimbers Ballpark in North Richland Hills. The Grand Prairie AirHogs play at the Stadium at Lone Star Park.
Burger's Lake is a one-acre spring-fed swimming hole inside Loop 820 in Fort Worth. A great way to cool down in summer, the lake is surrounded by a thirty-acre recreational area.
Many DFW businesses offer senior citizen and/or military discounts.
The Dallas World Aquarium showcases a variety of exotic and endangered species in a series of ecosystems designed to make the animals feel at home. Visitors wind through the exhibits on gently sloped paths with plenty of places for grandparents and toddlers to sit a moment. Three restaurants provide fine dining—and kids' meals—at the end of an enjoyable visit.
Great Wolf Lodge is an indoor water park located in Grapevine, Texas. It becomes an outdoor waterpark too during the summer months.
DFW has many great restaurants to enjoy a slice of pie. What's your favorite place?
There are some fun-filled festivals during July 2012.
Enjoy the ho-ho-holidays with fun events in DFW.
Build-A-Bear Workshop lets the kids create their own stuffed animal, dress them, and accessorize them. The only limit is their imagination (and your wallet). Build-A-Bear Workshop offers party planning for groups of more than six.
The largest NFL Experience, the NFL’s interactive theme park, is coming to North Texas leading up to Super Bowl XLV at the Dallas Convention Center Jan. 27-30, Feb. 2-6, 2011.
DFW loves us some barbecue! Who do you think smokes the best meat? Here's a look at some of the best barbecue joints in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area.
Malls extend hours for tax-free shopping weekend 2011.
Celebrate Movember Dallas with Kick Off event at the Green Room.
Southwest Airlines lowers fares for fall through August 1, 2011.
This photo was taken from the grassy knoll. The route of the presidential motorcade would have taken John F. Kennedy across this view twice. Page 5.
Blue Martini is a new, upscale bar/lounge that's a one-stop destination for dining, drinking and dancing at the Shops at Legacy in Plano, Texas.
Enjoy this walking tour which takes you past some of downtown Dallas's nicest parks and well-known buildings. The entire tour can be completed in about forty-five minutes, but I encourage you to stop and relax in the parks, take in some shopping, and try the restaurants along the way.
I'm so excited that I actually get to meet Mariano Martinez, the man who invented the frozen margarita machine on National Margarita Day 2013! It's a bucket list item for me!
Several DFW area restaurants offer free kids meals with the purchase of an adult meal. Enjoy!
Let's Go Rangers! The Texas Rangers play major league baseball in the Rangers Ballpark at Arlington.
One of the most desirable Dallas neighborhoods is Preston Hollow. President Bush lives here.
DFW has some cool festivals going on in October.
DFW has abundance of local charities that would love to have your unwanted items. Your trash might be someone else's treasure.
Labor Day weekend is the turning point where DFW looks to fall.
The Galleria Dallas is an upscale shopping mall located at the intersection of I-635 and the Dallas North Tollway. Anchor stores include Macy's, Nordstrom and Saks Fifth Avenue. Don't miss great shopping at American Girl Boutique and Bistro, Tiffany & Co, Banana Republic, Gap, and the Westin Galleria.
Arlington Independent School District is the eighth largest school district in Texas and the 66th in the nation with more than 63,000 students.
DFW has some great Christmas shows, musicals and comedies -- perfect for the entire family.
Ring in the New Year with an awesome celebration. Some are elegant sit-down dinners and some are on-your-feet-dancing parties. Many are some combination of the two. Some are non-traditional ways to celebrate like Prairie Lights or the Dallas Stars hockey game.
You can't bring a big purse, diaper bag or fanny pack to AT&T Cowboys Stadium -- but then again, why would you want to anyway?
DFW finally got a record: 71 days of triple-digit temperatures!
Enjoy a sprayground when temperatures climb in Frisco.
The West End is full of restaurants, bars and entertainment in Dallas.
The Team The Dallas Cowboys have always been the team-to-beat in the NFC East. Head Coach: Jason Garrett.
If you don't want to spend time cooking and doing all the dishes yourself, take the family to one of DFW's restaurants to celebrate Thanksgiving.
Looking for something fun to do that won't strain your budget? Check out a free or low-cost movie. Some are outdoors. All are fun!
If you're looking for wine and roses, this isn't the place. No ordinary stuff here.
There are 24 Fortune 500 companies based in the DFW area.
Rainforest Cafe is a restaurant in Grapevine Mills Mall complete with lush tropical landscaping including waterfalls.
Chocolate is a romantic indulgence -- perfect for Valentine's Day or anyday that ends in
Dig deeper into your pockets NTTA Tollway users. It's going to cost more to take the Tollway July 1, 2013.
The Texas Star is a 212.5-foot-tall ferris wheel at Fair Park in Texas. It made its first appearance at the 1985 State Fair of Texas and has run every year since. With 44 gondolas able to seat six people each, up to 264 riders can be on the wheel at once.
15th Street is downtown Plano's Main Street and it's lined with everything a person might expect - boutiques and specialty stores, antiques, restaurants and tea rooms, art galleries, and more. Page 2.
Allen Premium Outlets is a great place to find discounts on your favorite designer items.
The average number of days where the high is more than 100 degrees Fahrenheit is a mere sixteen, but in the middle of summer, that's no comfort.
Many cities have great parks for your best friend to exercise and socialize. Most have water fountains.
October means fall in Texas. It's time for football, tailgate parties, festivals, concerts, the State Fair of Texas, pleasant temperatures and so much more.
Sundance Square in downtown Fort Worth, Texas has a wide selection of restaurants -- from fast food to fine dining. Here's a guide to finding the best restaurants in Sundance Square.
Stonebriar Centre is a shopping mall in Frisco, Texas with over 150 stores.
DFW has many unique holiday lighting displays to view. Admission is usually free.
No kidding, DFW has some great comedy nightclubs. Laughter burns calories too!
Dallas Blooms! is the celebration of spring with 500,000 blooming bulbs at the Dallas Arboretum through April 8, 2013.
November brings cooler temperatures, great events and Thanksgiving.
During Memorial Day weekend, Texas shoppers get a break from state and local sales and use taxes on purchases of certain energy-efficient products. The 2014 ENERGY STAR sales tax holiday begins at 12:01 a.m. (after midnight) on Saturday, May 24, and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Monday, May 26 (Memorial Day).
The DFW area has some of the spookiest haunted houses and some of the nation's largest haunted houses -- including one that made it into the Guinness Book of World Records.
DFW has some great stores where you can shop for Halloween costumes.
For 72 hours only, Southwest Airlines celebrates Halloween with spooktacular low fares.
The Third Annual GreenFest on the Greenbelt at Lake Ray Roberts is set for Saturday, September 27, 2014 from 12 noon until 6 p.m. at Greenbelt Park on FM 455. It will feature live music and so much more.
Photos taken of the area on the day of the Kennedy assassination have been pored over by investigators and theorists alike in the years since. One mystery still unsolved is that of a mysterious silhouette leaning on the fence at the top of the grassy knoll. If you squint at the original photo, it looks like a black dog, hence the nickname “Black Dog Man”. Page 6.
The Fort Worth Independent School District is the fifth largest school district in Texas with nearly 80,000 students. Fort Worth ISD serves the cities of Fort Worth, Benbrook, Westover Hills, Westworth Village, Haltom City, Forest Hills, and some unincorporated portions of Tarrant County with 80 elementary schools, 24 niddle schools, 13 high schools and 27 special campuses.
Oak Lawn is a wealthy part of Dallas with many high-rise condos, apartments and townhomes. Oak Lawn is known for its fabulous restaurants, bars and clubs. Many in this area cater to the gay and lesbian community.
The Trinity Railway Express (TRE) stops at ten stations, starting at the T&P in downtown Fort Worth and ending at Union Station in downtown Dallas.
Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District is located in the Dallas North area and has more than 26,000 students. It serves portions of the cities of Carrollton, Farmers Branch, Addison, Coppell, Dallas, and Irving with twenty-seven elementary schools, six middle schools, five high schools, and three special programs centers.
You don't have to be a vegan or vegetarian to enjoy a great meatless meal in DFW. Check out one of these. Page 1 of 2.
Where's the beef? It's in DFW. We're known for our great burgers. Who do you think serves up the best?
September 1, 2011 is the beginning of dove hunting season in Texas.
For a long time, downtown Dallas was the business district and nothing else. Streets cleared out shortly after five. Historic buildings sat empty at night, some empty during the day. In the last decade, the city of Dallas and several developers have made a concerted effort to bring life back to downtown. Nowadays, downtown still has the businesses, but the efforts have brought in urban dwellers, more shopping, nightlife—downtown Dallas has a character all its own.
The Frisco RoughRiders are the Double-A Affiliate of the Texas Rangers and play their games at Dr Pepper Ballpark.
Picking out your own pumpkin to decorate for fall of Halloween is a fun family tradition. DFW pumpkin farms make a great backdrop for taking family photos.
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Many witnesses claim they heard shots coming from the grassy knoll on the north side of Elm Street. The grassy knoll affords a clear view of the length of Elm Street. Page 4.
My first experience with an In-N-Out Burger wasn't as earth-moving as I had hoped.
Many DFW restaurants are offering special Easter brunch menus and lavish buffets to help you celebrate spring.
Burleson Independent School District is located just south of Fort Worth in Tarrant and Johnson Counties.
The Ronald McDonald House Trains Exhibit Rolls Through Dallas this Holiday Season November 23, 2013 through January 5, 2014 at NorthPark Center.
It's tornado season in North Texas. And yes, we do live in Tornado Alley. Here are some suggestions on how to be safe during a severe storm in the DFW area.
The Admiral's Club in Terminal C at DFW provides a nice place to unwind and relax before a flight or during a layover. Quiet, free wi-fi, full bar, and decent snack menu makes the time pass quickly.
On a gluten-free diet? Believe it or not, there are some G-F foods that you can enjoy at the State Fair of Texas. Cotton candy is a yes!
From Easter events to Major League Baseball, here is a list of what to see and things to do in the Dallas-Fort Worth area for April 2014.
Background: Cindy Davis is one of the newest cast members of the Style Network's hit show Big Rich Texas.
Babe's Chicken Dinner Restaurant is a family-style restaurant serving the best in Southern style comfort food.
In 1997, researchers tested a long-standing theory that someone could have hidden in the storm drain, shot President Kennedy, and escaped under the city. Page 7.
The 2014 Cool Thursdays Concert Series at the Dallas Arboretum kicks off April
The Dallas area contains a plethora of astronomy clubs, many with around one hundred members, so it's clearly a popular hobby. Here are just a few of the local astronomy clubs.
Enjoy a spray park. They're fun. They're free.
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How about a staycation when Spring Break rolls around mid-March? The DFW area has many great things to do over the break from school.
June 15, 2014 is Father's Day. Give him something special because Dads are really special.
The Old Red Courthouse in downtown Dallas is a fine example of the courthouse-building fervor that swept through Texas in the 1880s and 1890s. In an imposing Romanesque style with turrets and gargoyles (actually wyverns), the courthouse dominates the area near Dealey Plaza, even though it is not as tall as many of the surrounding buildings.
Tim Halperin was a contestant on Season 10 of American Idol. He made the Top 24. After elimination he's thanking fans with a free download.
DFW is home to some of the best Mexican food in the world. Who makes the best enchiladss? This is sure to stir up some controversy. Want to start a heated debate? Talk DFW Mexican food.
PDQ is PDG! If you don't live in Frisco, you WILL drive to Frisco for this chicken. This is an excellent fast casual chicken restaurant located in Frisco
There are many health fairs and wellness opportunities in DFW.
NorthPark Center, located on Central Expressway in Dallas, is an upscale shopping center.
If you're unemployed, have no insurance or you're on Medicaid, you can get a free flu shot for yourself or your child in Dallas County.
Reunion Tower is a highlight of the Dallas skyline.
The Texas State Board of Education (SBOE) is a fifteen-member elected body whose purpose is to establish policies and set standards for Texas public schools and to mandate instruction in the knowledge and skills essential to a well-balanced curriculum. The SBOE also oversees the Permanent School Fund, which provides money to Texas public schools through investments and rentals, royalties, and sales of public lands.
The annual Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo has been going on for more than a century. Every year, animals from around the state and some from around the world show and compete at the Will Rogers Memorial Center in the Fort Worth Cultural District.
Six Flags Over Texas opens March 2 for the 2013 season.
At Build-A-Bear Workshops, kids get to build, dress, and accessorize their own stuffed animal. The new toys get a birth certificate with the name of the stuffed animal and the owner's name. More recently, a virtual Build-A-Bear allows new owners to have online adventures with their stuffed animal. Parties start as low as $10 per guest.
Grand Prairie Independent School District is located between Dallas and Fort Worth and has more than 25,500 students.
For the first time in two years, Marine Pool will open in Fort Worth.
Downtown Plano has upscale, affordable apartments, art galleries and museums, restaurants, shopping, theatres, and a large park to relax in. Charming neighborhood filled with early twentieth-century homes lie within easy walking distance.
Hurst Euless Bedford Independent School District is located in the mid-cities area of the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex.
Come celebrate the season as Six Flags Over Texas transforms into a magical wonderland.
Getting fit doesn't need to be expensive. These city-owned recreation centers have a variety of classes and facilities ranging from aerobics, basketball, and martial arts classes to free weights and the latest Nautilus equipment. Some even have swimming pools and indoor tracks.
The Ice Skating Center at the Galleria in Dallas offers fitness, entertainment and a great place to host a birthday party.
The Heritage Senior Center in Irving provides recreational activities, hot meals, and informative classes for senior citizens.
In 2014, Easter Sunday is April 20.
Cadillac Pizza Pub in McKinney is serves up great pizza and some of the best live music in North Texas.
Get your back-to-school immunizations so you don't get sent home on the first day.
West Nile virus is a serious mosquito-borne disease that can cause encephalitis, a brain inflammation.
Boxwood Tap + Grill is a cozy little neighborhood bar and restaurant in Uptown Dallas.